Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding

Once upon a time there was a Craftsterer named HSG. She wanted to create her own art journal, but had no clue where to begin. What to do she thought? I know! The Craftster tutorial portal! If you can dream it, we can show you how to make it. Everything from cooking to woodworking, there [...]

@Home This Weekend: Make a Bunting!

This weekend, brighten up a room with a colorful bunting you make yourself! Buntings are great for birthdays, holidays, or just to give a room a little pizzazz. I’d love one in my craft room. sewhighonlife wrote up an excellent tutorial with great photos to help you make your own. Make sure you click on [...]

Spotlight on: Resin

We crafters love versatility in the products we buy. More varied uses means less money to spend to make crafts, and more is good. At least as a crafter. Resin is one of those multi-use products. Resin starts out as a liquid, usually in two parts, and hardens to a clear durable plastic. Among it’s [...]

Make and Decorate a Zippered Pouch

Zippered pouches are so handy to have. They can hold anything, from jewelry to makeup to crayons! Once you know how to make them, you’re going to want to make them in all sorts of fabrics and sizes. Maybe I need a zippered bag to hold all my other zippered bags!  Leslieshappyheart wrote up such [...]

@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Plant Markers

This weekend, use this great tutorial by ulsha to make chalkboard plant markers. For indoor plants, chalk would work great; for outdoors, consider using a white paint pen so the rain won’t wash away your words. Wouldn’t one of these markers in a beautiful plant be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day?

Spotlight On: Polymer Clay Jewelry

As crafters we usually like to find items to use that have more than one use. Versatility is always inspirational in adding imagination and creating. Well, you won’t find too many products that are as versatile as polymer clay. Polymer clay or PC as some call it, can be used independently, with metal, plastic or [...]

Valentine Earrings Craftalong with Free Printable Art!

Our Jewelry and Trinkets moderator, I Sew Cute, has generously shared her artwork with us, along with a tutorial on how to make these adorable Cupid earrings, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All you need is printable Shrinky Dink plastic, access to an ink jet printer, and some basic jewelry findings and tools. For [...]

Wear it this Weekend: Huge Shell Stitch Shawl

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Wear it this Weekend: Huge Shell Stitch Shawl Making a shawl to wear by this weekend? It might not sound too doable, but what if I told you it was created with a giant Q crochet hook? That’s right, if you use an enormous hook and chunky yarn [...]

Wear it this Weekend: Simple Four-Piece Dress

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Wear it this Weekend: Simple Four-Piece Dress Tutorial Contributor violentjayne constantly amazes me with her creativity. Here she shares a tutorial for a Simple Four Piece Dress. She makes it so easy to understand that even someone relatively new to sewing could dive right in! She says it [...]

@Home This Weekend: Bell Jar Tutorial

Welcome to our new blog series “@Home This Weekend”. Each Friday, I’m going to spotlight a fun project that will make your home more you, more unique, more… you know: “homey”.  Love glass cloches? Balatong created this bell jar with a simple wine glass. Use the instructions in her tutorial and create your own. This [...]

August 15, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Watch Work Birds by thisbirdsabsurd Sideshow Spectacular Book [...]

How to Make Cornstarch Clay

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make cornstarch clay. It’s an easy project for long summer days. Get creative and use your clay for for all kinds of projects! Kittykill will show how to make a lace bowl for all your trinkets!

How to Make Lace Crowns

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make lace crowns to make mom feel like the queen of her castle.

How to Make Plastic Spoon Mirrors

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you to turn a plain round mirror into a fun spring flower using plastic spoons! Add a little color and spring to your home with this simple project!

How to Make Wax Paper Stained Glass

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill shows you how with crayons, wax paper, and a little heat, you can hang the moon and stars! Or really whatever your heart desires.